Portsmouth lifeguard leader wins top award

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LIFEGUARD leader Ken White has been awarded for being a lifesaver for more than 40 years.

Ken, President of Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards, won the honour of Knight in the Order of Lifesaving by the International Lifesaving Federation at London’s Guildhall House.

Also receiving an award at the ceremony was club member Christina Gray, who was awarded the Certificate of Thanks for her services to Portsmouth Lifeguards.

Ken, from Hayling Island, was presented the award by by Dr Klaus Wilkens, President of International Life Saving Europe.

Sixty-three-year-old Ken was also awarded an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to lifesaving.